Heads up, Parisians and wanna-be Parisians! Racines, a popular wine bar in the City of Light (pictured right), is set to open in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood on April 16.
Located at 94 Chambers Street, just east of Church Street, Racines NY will be both a wine bar and a restaurant. The market-driven menu will offer contemporary French dishes from Michelin-starred Executive Chef Frédéric Duca as well as a list of natural, organic and biodynamic wines.
Prior to Racines NY, Executive Chef Frédéric Duca received his first Michelin star at L'Instant d'Or in Paris in 2013. His contemporary French cuisine at Racines NY will use ingredients from local organic producers, with dishes that change daily. The opening menu will include steamed organic egg with cauliflower mousseline and smoked ricotta; squid a la plancha with fennel, lomo, and herb puree; and Mangalitsa pork with pigs feet croquette, cider vinegar, and celeriac. Some items will be offered to-share, served directly at the table in cast-iron pots and casserole dishes. The full menu will be available at the bar, in addition to a shorter bar menu with small bites. We hear a simple, prix-fixe lunch will debut soon.
For oenophiles, the two wine cellars will accommodate around 9,000 bottles, with 40 reds and whites available by the glass. We hear classic cocktails will be made with small-batch spirits, and three beers will be available on tap, rotating frequently.
Hours: Dinner only through April (lunch to follow), 5:30pm to 1am
Racine is located at 94 Chambers Street (between Church and Broadway) in New York City. Call 646-644-6255 for reservations or visit www.racinesny.com.